Dog Struck By Car Friday Night Suffered Bladder, Liver Trauma
Ronnie, Maya Novak's Airedal terrier, is recovering slowly from Friday night's accident.
The 8-year-old Airedal terrier that was stuck by a car with her owner is experiencing a slow recovering from internal injuries, but is still expected to return home soon.
According Summer Aweidah of IVG MetroWest in Natick, Ronnie had emergency surgery for a ruptured bladder and "serious" liver trauma from the collision. He also suffered significant blood loss.
"He's recovering well, but a little slow," she said. "He's not yet eating on his own, and he has some post operation issues: he's depressed. But the surgeon thinks he'll make a full recovery."
Aweidah said Ronnie will need 24-hour care when he returns home, which could be tomorrow or Friday if his family chooses.
Novak, 66, of 304 Maynard Road, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston Friday night with what was determined as possible life-threatening injuries, Sudbury Police Lt. Robert Grady said in a statement.
Jerry Berger, director of media relations at Beth Israel, said she was still in fair condition as of Wednesday afternoon.
Ronnie was taken to IVG MetroWest by Heather Merrill, founder and director of New England Pet Hospice, who was on the scene.
The vehicle that struck Novak and her dog stayed at the scene Friday night and the operator was identified to police.
Sudbury Police Lt. Scott Nix said on Wednesday no charges have been filed.
The crash caused Fairbank Road to be closed in the area of the crash for 3 1/2 hours.